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I Spy Pinhole Eye Paperback – 7 Oct 2009

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Cinnamon Press (7 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905614993
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905614998
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 0.7 x 16.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 762,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Summary: This book is a mixture of photos and poems. The photos are of pylons, the words are written from the point of view of the mind's object that took them - a pinhole camera. Sound baffling enough? Interested....read on...

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What is creativity? Let me have a stab at a definition: The expression of idea(s), to convey, explain and/or mean a myriad of things, at any one given time, displayed or presented in a set format, that has never before existed?

I give you pylons. And lots of them. Thirty photos actually. Go on take a look. It will never be what you expected. And that's the first point - this book will defy your expectation. Which is always a good start. Was this work commissioned by the electricity board? if not, should it have been?

Then we have sonnets? The world for a sonnet? ole ye english rose, Welsh actually, stir thy self old man. What? 14 liners. To be or not to be. Yes. Pylons and sonnests, sons, sonnies, sonnettes. Yes those things. Does anyone care about form anymore? 1912 ushered in 'free' verse, and so the literary world of poetic inclination lost it's truest definition. That thing that separates it out from all other forms of writing. But words, alas, also have meaning. They imply things. God? or not? we should value them. They are precious - like electricity itself. The two things are the same. Hence this book. Pylons carry electricity - so do words.

But then, is it entertaining? Interesting? Provocative? Dangerous? Worth buying?(£11.99 it costs - that's a good few pints worth) Is it worth reading? Keeping? and then referring back to? And finally where does it go on the shelf? Next to who?
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I found this book interesting and engaging. Simon has taken an unlikely subject, used low tech equipment and created a collection of worthy of positive comment.

I loved his selection of Photographs and find myself popping back for a little light relief often.
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By TH on 30 Sept. 2014
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The worst "poetry" book I've ever had the misfortune to come across, and I own a lot of poetry.
Don't waste your money.
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